Granadilla (Passiflora Ligularis) is the common species of passionflower that has spread from central Mexico through Central America and South America to Bolivia and Peru, where it is popular and abundant in the markets. Granadilla is subtropical, not tropical. In its natural environment, as in Colombia, it is cultivated at heights of 1500 to 2500 meters.
Granadilla is a fruit of the magnitude of a small peach, of a beautiful yellow-orange decorative shade. The edible part is composed of seeds kept together by a juicy jelly with an unmistakable scent, it has a sweet taste. The fruit has the shape and size of a plum. The shell is hard and brilliant. The fruit contains a gelatinous pulp with a handful of black edible seeds.
In relation to other types of fruit, Granadilla has a high caloric value: 90 calories per 100 grams. It is a fruit rich in vitamin A, B12, E, C and K. It also has many nutritional properties, contains many antioxidants, calcium, fiber, iron, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, has a fair amount of protein 2.2%) and mineral salts.
It prefers sunny or semi-shaded areas, resistant to drought. Being a subtropical plant can not withstand winter gels.
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